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A Taxonomy of Sex and Magick

A Taxonomy of Sex and Magick

        by xiwangmu, 1996 
        with cat yronwode, 1998

I. Sexual Magick (paganus)  => magick applied during sex

        a) Battery => energy-storage; astral or physical
                containment of generated energy           
                                      (G. W. Savory's Passive Copulation)

        c) Possession => being entrapped or ensanred or
                possessed by demons or other non-deities   
                                      (Merlyn and Nimue; succubi; Lilith) 

        c) Divination => oracle; reflective contact with
                the Otherworld                             
                                                         (P. B. Randolph)    

        d) Great Rite => mediation; engaging or channeling
                the gods or a god 
                                           (Harris' Lily Queen; heterae)

II. Sex Magick (gnostikos)  => magick using sexual energies/fluids

        a) Dedication => energy direction; direct application of
                generated energy toward conscious ends
                                         (A. B. Stockham; P. B. Randolph)
        b) Love Entrapment => enchantment, ensorcelment, or
               ensnarement of the sexual partner            
                                 (nation sack, menstrual blood in coffee)

        c) Healing => generation, accumulation and release 
               of sexual enegery into the beloved for the
               purpose of physical healing
                           (G. W. Savory; P. B. Randolph; A. B. Stockham)

        d) Immortality => generation, movement, and accumulation
               of sexual enegery for the purpose of prolonging
               one's own life indefinitely
                                             (Chinese Taoist Sex Alchemy)

        e) Sigilization => glyphs; talismans; construction of a
                spell using effluvic symbols/letters       
                                               (Auston Osman Spare; TOPY)

        f) Consecration => baptism; effluvic initiation,
                blessing, aspergation, anointing, or naming
                of an individual, tool, or place.                 
                                                 (christening / dressing)
        g) Worship Service => eucharist; agapic feast; the
               celebration of the sacred mysteries of
               Eros, Genesis, and Thanatos through 
               consummation and consumption of effluvia  
              (Gnostics, Cathars, Nasrullah, yoni/linga puja, Black Mass)

III. Magical Sex (tantra/rosicrucia/shih) =>
                magick caused by certain types or effects of sex

        a) Malefaction => curse; psychospiritual disruption
                or destruction, often via deceit and/or incest                              
                                                     (Arthur and Morgana)

        b) Prophesy => necromancy; communion with the dead and
                the resultant foreknowledge obtained via sex
                in a grave or with a corpse
                                                            (Walter Mapp)
        c) Conception => creation of magical or daemonic
                offspring by coordinating elementary, planetary,
                and zodiacal influences, or animation of
                siphoned sexual energies                  
                                                          (Magical Child)

        d) Transformation => shape-change; alteration of
                experiential form in response to particular
                sexual movements                             
                                                      (sexual were-being)

        e) Immersion => tantra yoga; neo-tantra; karezza;
                magnetation; obliteration of surface 
                consciousness through gradual ecstatic 
                              (panchatattva; A. B. Stockham; J. W. Lloyd)

        f) Great Work => alchemy; catalytic transformation
                and rarefaction of consciousness due to sex
                under synchronized psychospiritual

xiwangmu (, November, 1996

cat yronwode (, August, 1998

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